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Shahzeb case: Supreme Court orders to put Shahrukh Jatoi on ECL

KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has taken up as maintainable the petition of civil society against the release of Shahrukh Jatoi in Shahzeb murder case on Saturday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered to immediately put the names of the accused on exit control list (ECL). CJP Nisar directed the concerned…

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#JusticeForZainab: Is Protest the Answer?

By: Muhammad Raza Haidery There are no words to describe the horrific rape and killing of seven-year old Zainab Ansari in Kasur, the burial place of renowned Sufi poet Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah. But the city has earned a notorious reputation for one of the most horrendous crimes on earth – child  abuse. In 2015,…

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Activists challenge SHC ruling in Shahzeb Khan murder case

KARACHI: A group of civil society activists have approached the Supreme Court (SC) against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) ruling in the Shahzeb Khan murder case. The SHC set aside the death penalty for Shahrukh Jatoi and others convicted in the Shahzeb Khan murder case. Civil society activists Muhammad Jibran Nasir, Jamshed Raza Mahmood, Afiya…

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Armed with transfer and posting powers, AD Khawaja to continue as Sindh IG, rules SHC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court ruled on Thursday in favour of the civil society petitioners that had approached the court against the removal of Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja as well as for reforms in the police department. IG Khawaja will continue to serve as the provincial police chief. The verdict came on civil society’s…

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All hail the lord of Sindh

By: Shazia Tasneem Watching Satyajit Ray’s utterly incredible creation “Hirak Rajar Deshe”—‘in the land of diamond king’ with group of friends was a cherished experience of my life. The film is a tale of clashes between the good and the evil. The story ended up by awarding the good a triumph over the evil as the…

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Civil society in shock after drop scene of Tayyaba torture case

The drop scene in the torture case of 10-year-old maid Tayyaba has left the civil society in shock, as the victim’s family made a settlement with accused party. Watch this report…

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PIPFPD condemns ‘jingoistic’ acts against Ramya

KARACHI: Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), a civil society initiative, on Tuesday denounced the filing of a sedition case against actor-turned-politician Ramya as jingoistic acts. The move came after Ramya, who recently attended a SAARC summit in Islamabad, contradicted a statement of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that Pakistan was a…

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Civil society demands action over death of five factory workers

KARACHI: Pakistan Civil Society Forum (Sindh Chapter) on Monday expressed serious concerns over the death of five workers in a factory in Korangi industrial area in Karachi on Sunday and demanded the government to take the responsible persons to the task. According to a statement, PCSF (Sindh Chapter) held a meeting at PILER Centre, where…

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The City of Heritage

Written By: Hammad Shakil Heritage is considered an asset in both, the third world and civilized societies. Living in the metropolitan city -Karachi, I am proud that it is the seventh largest city in the world, with many heritage sites located in different parts of the city. Most societies give value to their heritage and old…

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Calls for Isloo elephant freedom growing louder…

Islamabad’s animal rights activists want Kaavan, the elephant, freed from his fetters and also his cage in the zoo…Watch this report to find out why?

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Civil society rises against private school mafia

Members of civil society in Karachi staged protest demonstration against recent hike in school fees, demanding of the government to rein the mafia of private schools. Watch this report.

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Karachi civil society activists released

KARACHI: The civil society members, who were arrested here on Thursday evening, have been released, police said. Protests had broken out after at least 40 members of civil society including their leader Jibran Nasir, who were staging a demo against banned organizations outside Sindh Chief Minister House, were detained by the cops. According to police,…

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Protests after civil society activists held in Karachi

KARACHI: Protests have broken out after at least 40 members of civil society including their leader Jibran Nasir, who were staging a demo against Shikarpur carnage outside chief minister house, were detained by the cops Thursday evening, Samaa reported. “Policemen rounded up the peaceful protestors in a sudden crackdown. Most of them are reported to…

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Civil society Karachi sit-in ends after demands met

KARACHI: A 31-hour long civil society sit-in outside Sindh chief minister house has come to an end after successful negotiations between the government and protestors, Samaa reported. “The government of Sindh will pay the medical bills of Shikarpur Imambargah blast victims making sure they get the best of the available treatment,” Pakistan People's Party leader…

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Peshawar tragedy: Civil society protests in different cities

People hailing from civil society expressed solidarity with the families affected by Peshawar tragedy. People vowed to eliminate terrorism from the country.

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Protest held in Lahore against APS carnage

PESHAWAR: A protest demonstration was held in Lahore on Friday by members of civil society to mark one-month anniversary of Peshawar tragedy. Rights activists, students and large numbers of citizens gathered at Liberty Chowk and condemned the horrific terrorist attack. Demonstrators said that martyrs of Army Public School would always be remembered by the nation….

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